Chin up, Cheer up: Navigating This Holiday Season

During the holidays, there is potential for magic. Time spent celebrating with loved ones, delicious food and fun festivities. Overall, this is especially a time to share your appreciation for the people who fill your life. However, more often than not this is a time when a lot of people experience the opposite: stress and loneliness allowing us to miss out the opportunity to connect and express gratitude.

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Wouldn’t you rather experience the deliciousness of this special time? The ability to collect, allocate and capture those good feelings which carry you through your day regardless of events. Imagine workplace happiness, harmony at home and healthy relationships. It all begins with you. We tend to forget how much power we have over the way we experience life. By building great habits, thought patterns shift and suddenly there is gratitude. There is happiness. There is abundance and delicious moments.

Here are some easy ways you can begin to focus and hone in on those daily joyful experiences.

  • Start your day with appreciation through simple self care :

Does your morning look like this?  Hitting the snooze till the last minute then rolling out of bed frantically scrambling to the coffee source?


Waking up 30 minutes earlier, having a good breakfast and allowing for 10 minutes just to sit, breathe and be present.

Which morning do you prefer

  • Show gratitude and compassion in little ways throughout the day :

There are so many ways to bring cheerfulness wherever you go. For example, remember that coffee that you like to indulge in? Well, the next time you’re ordering it, why not share a simple friendly engagement with the barista? It’s as easy as asking about their day, or acknowledge the service they are providing for you and everyone else. Another way, is to complement a co-worker when they do something that you appreciate—even if it’s small. It’s the small things that make for a great day and a happy space.


When you go out of your way to see the good in the moment and share it, you are actively creating a sense of joy, abundance and ease in your life and the people around you.

Below is great tool for a daily focus throughout the week. Get inspired and create your own!  Remember it’s about how little things can make a huge impact and these small changes can create a big shift at your work place and home.


Remember to look for the good in every situation. Look for the valuable lesson in every setback or difficulty. Be positive and cheerful about everything that happens and you will be amazed at the difference it makes.

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